Passing the fully refurbished gate lodge, a meandering driveway traverses the length of the site, arriving at a generous parking area to the side of the main house and in front of the converted coach house and car port.
The house itself sits back within the site and commands panoramic views of Dublin Bay and the landscaped gardens below. Taking centre stage, the two storey three bay house commands the site with the backdrop of the coach house and newer additions of the orangery and bedroom wing flanking both sides. The original floor plan of the house was retained / reinstated with a back link area introduced to house additional accommodation and provide a discreet link between the main house, bedroom / kitchen wing and coach house. Courtyards defined by the rocky outcrop animate this link and create truly unique spaces that unify the architectural composition.
The main house interior retains many of its original features - simple and understated being the seaside villa style. This includes profiled cornices, 'broomstick' moulded archways, dado rails and original timber staircase with 'monkey's tail' handrail. Original window joinery with shutters, architraves and canted heads along with four-panelled moulded doors and skirtings bring a consistency of architectural quality, style, and detail throughout the main house.
The rooms are all well-proportioned and set off a generous central hall and landing. Many of the rooms have multiple period sash windows to take full advantage of the light and views to be enjoyed.
The entire property has been painstakingly conserved and recently restored in 2016-2017 under the guidance of conservation, architectural and interior design professionals.
The conservation and upgrade works undertaken included:
Addition of a bespoke painted hardwood orangery by Hampton Conservatories.
Removal of insensitive modern additions and a full rebuilding of the two-storey kitchen / bedroom wing to south with a new contemporary two storey glazed structure to interlink with the main house.
Re-laying of main roof valleys and slates and addition of attic insulation.
Restoration of all period joinery, windows and doors by specialist conservation joiners.
Lime plaster repairs to internal walls and plaster features.
Fully re-wired with bespoke lighting design.
Intruder alarm system and monitored security camera system by Sharp Group.
High specification audio-visual design by Cloney Audio with Control4 domotic control throughout of lighting, heating, security and audio-visual systems.
Fully re-plumbed with new gas fired central heating and Heatmeiser control at an individual room level.
Zoned underfloor heating throughout new extensions and new period radiators to period rooms throughout.
Re-lining of chimneys and installation of gas fires.
Complete restoration of the two-storey coach house to provide a gym, ancillary guest accommodation and a new covered car port/garage.
Bespoke fitted furniture throughout by Abbington Design House.
All bathrooms refitted with tiles and sanitaryware by Versatile including a marble vanity by Drummond and a Victoria & Albert Cast Iron freestanding bath .
The owners have created a collection of stepped level granite patios and terraces to take full advantage of the site orientation and views.
The gate lodge, dating back to the same period as the main house, was also carefully restored and extended. A modern kitchen, living area and bedroom have been provided within a functional and carefully planned space.
The location itself needs little introduction - exceptionally well located just moments walk from Dalkey Town with its myriad of amenities including specialty shops, coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, wine bars and public library. There are many quality schools close by including Loreto Abbey primary and secondary just a two minutes walk away. Approximately eight miles south of Dublin City via the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) while the Air Coach and the M50 provides access to and from Dublin Airport.
Nerano House: 384sqm (4,133 sq. ft approx.)
Coach House: 87sqm (936 sq. ft approx.)
Gate Lodge: 34sqm (366 sq. ft approx.)
Beautifully appointed accommodation with floor area of 384 sq. m.
Additional Coach House & Gate Lodge
Unobstructed Sea & Coastal Views
Stunning Orangery by Hamptons Conservatory
Bespoke Fitted Kitchen & Joinery throughout by Abbington Design House
High Quality Bathrooms and Sanitary ware
Lutron System throughout
Study: again, with wide plank timber floors, ceiling coving and centre rose, box bay window and attractive black marble fireplace with coal effect gas fire.
TV Room: beautifully appointed room with fitted bookshelves and TV unit by Abbington Design House. Ceiling coving and centre rose.
Drawing/Dining: superb formal reception room which connects with the kitchen and back corridor. Wide plank timber floors, ceiling coving, box bay window and marble fireplace with coal effect gas fire.
Kitchen/Dining/Orangery: truly stunning area with underfloor heating, dramatic Hamptons Conservatory with panoramic coastal views, fitted TV and storage units again by Abbington Design House, bespoke Dalkey Design fitted kitchen with larder presses, pantry and Island unit. Integrated Siemens Fridges, Freezer, steam oven, Fischer & Paykel twin dishwashers, Lacanche Citeaux gas cooker.
Utility/boot room: discretely tucked away with fitted floor and eye level units and, sink unit. Storage press with audio-visual and domotic rack system. Door to garden and plant room
Plant room: fully functional plant room with gas boiler, water storage tanks and underfloor heating manifolds.
Coach house: The coach house is laid out over two levels with gym and playroom or home office on ground floor. Overhead there is a living room, w.c./shower room and double bedroom. The coach house has an integral double garage.
Guest w.c.: charming guest cloakroom with wood panelling, antique wash-hand basin and w.c. with cistern.
Laundry/cloak Room: fully fitted with excellent storage, sink unit and plumbed for washing machine.
Main Bedroom: 9.40m x 3.93m (30'10" x 12'11") superb main bedroom with original timber floorboards, double aspect and enjoying stunning views over the gardens, Dalkey Island and Dublin Bay.
Walk in wardrobe: fully fitted, again by Abbington Design House.
Ensuite: 3.90m x 3.00m (12'10" x 9'10") with exposed timber floors, his and hers sink unit with vanity. Concealed shower and w.c., chrome heated towel rail.
Bathroom: 3.00m x 2.40m (9'10" x 7'10") with cast iron bath with claw feet positioned directly in front of the window to capture the amazing views. W.c., wash-hand basin in vanity unit, chrome heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: 4.55m x 3.94m (14'11" x 12'11") another double aspect bedroom this time with views out to the sailor, exposed timber floors, ceiling coving and centre rose.
Bedroom 3: 4.50m x 3.95m (14'9" x 13') double aspect room with exposed timber floors, ceiling coving and centre rose.
Bedroom 4: 5.10m x 4.00m (16'9" x 13'1") super childrens bedroom with fitted bunk beds and storage. Separate study or relaxation area with sliding pocket doors.
Ensuite: 2.95m x 2.00m (9'8" x 6'7") with marble shower cubicle, wash-hand basin in vanity unit and w.c.
Gate Lodge: Attractive double fronted one bedroom gate lodge with living area and kitchen and w.c./shower room.
About the Area
Dalkey is a charming suburb and seaside resort, famous for its award winning Pubs and Restaurants. Dalkey's main street, Castle Street, has a 10th Century church and two 14th Century Norman castles, one of which houses The Heritage Centre. Dalkey Hill offers spectacular views over Dublin City, Dublin Bay and the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains. Boats are available to hire at Bulloch Harbour, and The Quarry is a very popular rock climbing and abseiling venue. The neighbouring Killiney Hill is also a popular leisure facility for those in the locality.
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